Quatuor Modigliani

String Quartet

Amaury Coeytaux
Violin
Loïc Rio
Violin
Laurent Marfaing
Viola
François Kieffer
Cello
The four French players met 15 years ago at the Conservatoire de Paris and soon caught the quartet bug. In the meantime, new principal violin Amaury Coeytaux has been infected too. The group takes its energy from on-the-road lifestyle, where music is its outlet. Interacting with one another, they are brash and impulsive, an approach that leads them to discover the essential contrasts and polarities, contours, and endless lines in their repertoire.
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Biography

The Paris based Quatuor Modigliani, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this season, is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet & Chamber Music series.
In the current and upcoming seasons, the quartet will be touring in the US, South America, Japan, and extensively throughout most of Europe. Highlights include the Wigmore Hall in London, the Paris Auditorium du Musée du Louvre, The Morgan Library & Museum New York, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Brussel Flagey, Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Munich Prinzregententheater, Tokyo’s Oji Hall and festivals such as Salzburg Festspiele, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2017 the Quatuor Modigliani was first the String Quartet to perform in the main Hall of the Hamburgs Elbphilharmonie.

In 2014, the Modigliani Quartet became Artistic Directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, a festival created in 1976 by Antoine Riboud and made famous through its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich, after a pause of thirteen years. The joint efforts of the Evian Resort and the Modigliani Quartet achieved immediate success and the festival has now become again one of Europe’s major and most publicized Summer musical events.



The quartet has been recording for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 8 CDs, all awarded prizes and receiving international critical acclaim. The next release will be „Carnet de voyages”. 

The Modigliani Quartet has built true artistic friendships and are regularly play with other musicians such as Nicholas Angelich, Daniel Müller-Schott, Yefim Bronfman, Sabine Meyer, Beatrice Rana and Renaud Capuçon.
„One of today’s best quartets in the world... Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.”Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung
After fifteen years of building up their own sound and profile, the Modigliani Quartet is now happy to pass their experience to the next generation. In 2016 they created the Atelier within the Festival in Evian and will be holding a series of masterclasses at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris beginning in November 2017.

Thanks to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Modigliani quartet plays on four outstanding Italian instruments:


Amaury Coeytaux plays a 1773 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,

Loïc Rio plays a 1780 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,

Laurent Marfaing plays a 1660 viola by Luigi Mariani,
François Kieffer plays a 1706 cello by Matteo Goffriller.


The Modigliani Quartet also thanks the SPEDIDAM for its help.
This biography is to be reproduced without any changes, omissions or additions, unless expressly authorized by artist management.
Contacts: Lenemarie Leukefeld, Ellen Bäuerle

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Programme

2020 / 2021
Souvenir de Florence
12.12.-17.12.2020

with Clemens Hagen (cello) and Veronika Hagen (viola)

 

Tchaikovsky: String quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, op. 30
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, op. 70 ”Souvenir de Florence” 

2019 / 2020
Russian Programme

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
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Tchaikovsky: String quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30

French Programme

Hersant: commissioned piece (12 Min)
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor
or Ravel: String Quartet in F major, Op. 35
***
Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Op. 112

Folk tone Programme

Mozart: Divertimento in F major, KV 138
Ravel: String Quartet in F major, Op. 35
***
Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27

Austrian-Hungarian Programme

Bartók: String Quartet No. 3
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810, ”Death and the Maiden”
or Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major

String Quartet & Harp
Programme with Anneleen Lenaerts (Harp)

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor
Debussy: Claire de Lune (arr. for Harp)
Debussy: Danses pour Harpe (for Harp and String Quartet)
Wouter Lenaerts: Visions for harp and strings Op. 18 (2006)
Rota: Sarabanda e Toccata for Harp solo
Rota: Suite on Filmthemes (for Harp and String Quartet)

Schubert Octet
10.05.-17.05.2020

with Sabine Meyer (Clarinet), Bruno Schneider (Horn), Dag Jensen, (Basson), Knut Erik Sundquist (Double bass)

 

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, op. 18 Nr. 4
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Schubert: Octet in F Major, D 803

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Schedule

10.02.2019
20:15 Uhr
Brüssel, BE / Flagey
Quatuor Modigliani, Jean Frederic Neuburger
14.02.2019
19:30 Uhr
Schaffhausen, CH / Stadttheater
Quatuor Modigliani
20.02.2019
19:00 Uhr
Nythun Høyfjellstue, NOR / Norway
Quatuor Modigliani
21.02.2019
19:00 Uhr
Aurdal Church, NOR / 2909 Aurdal, Norway
Quatuor Modigliani
22.02.2019
13:00 Uhr
Mountain Church at Aurdalsåsen, NOR / 2909 Aurdal, Norway
Quatuor Modigliani
22.02.2019
18:00 Uhr
Aurdal Church, NOR / 2909 Aurdal, Norway
Quatuor Modigliani, Karl-Heinz Steffens
17.03.2019
17:00 Uhr
Lugano, CH / LAC, Lugano Arte e Cultura
Quatuor Modigliani
19.03.2019
20:00 Uhr
Genf, CH / Place Centrale de la Madeleine
Quatuor Modigliani
27.03.2019
19:00 Uhr
Ruse, BG / Theatre Hall
Quatuor Modigliani
29.03.2019
19:30 Uhr
Putbus, DE / Marstall
Quatuor Modigliani, Daniel Müller-Schott, Simon Trpceski, Pauline Sachse, SIGNUM saxophone Quartet
30.03.2019
15:00 Uhr
Vaschvitz, DE / Kunstscheune
Quatuor Modigliani, Pauline Sachse 2nd Viola
01.04.2019
19:30 Uhr
Putbus, DE / Theater
Quatuor Modigliani, Daniel Müller-Schott 1st Cello, Pauline Sachse 1st Viola
06.04.2019
16:00 Uhr
Florenz, IT / Teatro della Pergola
Quatuor Modigliani, Alessandro Carbonare
07.04.2019
21:00 Uhr
Pistoia, IT /
Quatuor Modigliani, Alessandro Carbonare
08.04.2019
21:00 Uhr
Bologna, IT /
Quatuor Modigliani, Alessandro Carbonare
14.04.2019
18:00 Uhr
Leipzig, DE / Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Quatuor Modigliani
18.04.2019
14:00 Uhr
Bogotá I, CO / Auditorium des Museo Nacional
Quatuor Modigliani
19.04.2019
10:30 Uhr
Bogotá II, CO / Teatro Estudio del Centro Cultural Biblioteca Pública Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Quatuor Modigliani, Sergey Sichkov
20.04.2019
11:00 Uhr
Bogotá with Laurent, CO / Teatro Colsubsidio Roberto Arias Pérez
Mandelring Quartett, Sergei Sichkov, Laurent Marfaing (Quatuor Modigliani)
20.04.2019
20:30 Uhr
Bogotá III, CO / Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Quatuor Modigliani, Bernhard Schmidt (Mandelring Quartett)

Discography

Portraits
Felix Mendelssohn
4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81: III. Capriccio. Andante con moto

Sergei Rachmaninoff
String Quartet No. 1: III. Scherzo

Giacomo Puccini
Crisantemi, SC. 65

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26: II. Intermezzo

Fritz Kreisler
String Quartet in A Minor: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivo, con spirito

Samuel Barber
String Quartet, Op. 11: II. Adagio

Franz Schubert
5 Minuets, D. 89: No. 3

Alexander Borodin
String Quartet on the Theme 'B-la-F': III. Serenata alla spagnola. Allegretto

Dmitri Shostakovich
Two pieces for String Quartet, Op. 36a: II. Polka

Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz für Streichquartett

Roman Hoffstetter
String Quartet in F Major, Hob.III:17: II. Andante Cantabile

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c: III. Presto

Plink, Plank, Plunk!
Leroy Anderson

Schumann
Robert Schumann
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 41
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41

Dvořák - Bartók - Dohnányi
Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, "American"

Béla Bartók
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, SZ 67

Ernst von Dohnányi
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 33

Haydn
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 1
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 1
String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 1

Musique Française
Claude Debussy
String Quartet, Op. 10

Camille Saint-Saens
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 112

Maurice Ravel
String Quartet

Intuition
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga
String Quartet No. 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 6, K 159

Franz Schubert
String Quartet No. 4, D46

Brahms
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet, Op. 34
Two Songs, Op. 91

Jean-Frédérice Neuburger - Piano
Andrea Hill - Soprano

Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet, Op. 13
String Quartet, Op. 80
Capriccio, Op. 81

Haydn
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 4, "Sunrise"
String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3, "Rider"
String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1

Schumann - Wolf - Mendelssohn
Robert Schumann
String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1

Hugo Wolf
Italian Serenade for String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet, Op. 44 No. 1

nascor, 2006

Videos

Mendelssohn: Quartet op. 13 n°2 - Presto
Schubert: Quartett n°12 "Quartett-Satz"
Following the Modigliani Quartet during their last US tour 2018

Contact

Lenemarie Leukefeld
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 721
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713
Ellen Bäuerle
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 712
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713